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#1 Thomas84 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 09, 2014 - 12:39 PM

Hello, I was given this tractor about 10 years ago and decided to get it out of the shed and do somthing with it. Im usually working on bigger tractors and antique Caterpillars but this seems like a good project.

Can someone tell me where the serial number is located? The only one I found was on the three point and assumed it was the three points number. Would like to know what year it is after I find the ser, number and what the original colors were? Anyone know if decals are being produced?

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Posted March 09, 2014 - 12:48 PM

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I've only been here a short time myself, and these guys are great.  I think ya picked the right forum to ask.

 

Looks like your number plate is right there next to the parking brake lever, near the shifter.  At least that's where it is on my SS18.

 

I've noticed on some of the implements I have, the serial number wasn't stamped - but on the bigger things like my tractor, deck, and a couple other things, it is stamped.  All of them have the part number stamped, which is what you need to figure out the year.  The only thing I have that doesn't have a number plate on it is my electric 3-point, looks like someone drilled the rivets out of it for some reason... can see where it used to be, but it's not there anymore!


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Posted March 09, 2014 - 12:48 PM

Yours is a 1970 sears custom 10xl. Serial number plate should be rivited to the dash. I forget offhand what the original orange color is but I used allis chalmers orange on mine.

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Posted March 09, 2014 - 12:53 PM

Also, I had my decals made at a local sign shop because they aren't being produced. Check out clickitandstick.com and email them your decal info and they will make them for you.

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Posted March 09, 2014 - 12:55 PM

untitled welcome.png You are off to a great start! Thanks for the picture.


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Posted March 09, 2014 - 01:11 PM

Thanks for the quick replys!!!! 9639 is a number I found on the plate that illistrates the shift pattern, Is that the ser. number? I cant read any writting around it. Just curious, How did you know it was a 1970?



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Posted March 09, 2014 - 01:17 PM

No that's not it. I'm guessing it's probably gone which is not uncommon. As for how I knew the year. If you look at enough you can age them by color and the decals because they changed every year. Check out vintagesearstractors.com and check out the 1970 custom 10xl

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Posted March 09, 2014 - 01:49 PM

http://vintagesearsg...om/Customs.html

 

69 Custom 10 XL

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70 Custom 10 XL

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71 Custom 10 XL

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You oughtta be able to spot pretty quickly why yours is a 70, and not a 69 or 71. ;)


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Posted March 09, 2014 - 03:29 PM

Welcome to GTTalk. You have a nice solid looking Sears tractor. If you can post some pictures of the restoration it would be appreciated. 


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Posted March 09, 2014 - 05:54 PM

Welcome aboard, thanks for the pics----- yup, we would like to watch your progress as you work on that nice little unit.


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Posted March 09, 2014 - 09:33 PM

:welcome: to GTTalk.
The GT's from sears are t like the Big Tractors you have worked on. The serial has less to do with pinpointing year than the model number or physical changes (as shown above)
BTW, the 4 digit number you have IS the serial number, the model number would've been just to the left of that stamping. Sometimes they wear off, try shining a light across on an angle and you may be able to see it. Don't try to clean the area until you've tried all you can. Pretty sure we can nail the model down for you, but it's always nice to know.

Those are great machines, examples of color as shown above are orange and white.

When you get to the decals, there are a couple of websites, but we also have a decal guy who is a sponsor here. See if Terry can help. http://gardentractor...ustom-graphics/
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Posted March 09, 2014 - 10:01 PM

Welcome aboard!

 

Nice tractor!  Looks like some 8" diameter cold rolled steel about 6" thick on those rear wheel weights!  Good luck with it! :thumbs:


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Posted March 10, 2014 - 07:04 AM

:wave: Welcome to the forum. Sounds like folks are helping you figure things out on it. Can you get a close up pic of that serial # area? Folks may be able to see something more there.


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Posted March 10, 2014 - 08:19 PM

Thanks again guys. I got it running after cleaning the carb and a little tinkering, It ran pretty good after a few minutes with very little smoke, I think it will clean up after a good workout. As of now the engine is off and I have been stripping parts and straightening fenders and making a list of parts Im going to need. The list as of now is a rear-end case seems mine is cracked and someone did a poor job fixing it with JB weld, a dash if I can find one along with a steering wheel, The screen that's behind the grill, and a seat. Im sure the list will grow, Work on it will probably stall pretty quick until it warms up enough to sand blast some parts out side. Thanks again< I have been taking pictures and will post them soon.


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Posted March 11, 2014 - 07:46 PM

Sounds like a good plan looking forward to your progress & pics.


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